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    Sticky: XActo knife with a brand new blade. Every few...

    XActo knife with a brand new blade. Every few cuts I'd replace the blade, which isn't so bad when you buy 100 packs on amazon for less than $5 vs the cost of the "true" XActo blades.

    As for the...
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    Sticky: BN SD40-2B 7502 Started life as a UP SD40-2...

    BN SD40-2B 7502

    Started life as a UP SD40-2 early without dynamics, using a long hood end of a GP35 for the cab end, and the dynamics off a mid production SD40-2 hood, as the hood is now a spare...
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    Sticky: Figured if it works, saves a call to Atlas

    Figured if it works, saves a call to Atlas
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    Sticky: The motor contacts on the bottom of the board...

    The motor contacts on the bottom of the board might be making poor contact. I had an Atlas do this from the factory, took it apart, bent the tabs, no issues since.
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    Sticky: Ah remember that run now, was trying to decide...

    Ah remember that run now, was trying to decide which number to get, then forgot to order it...guess its time to surf the used markets.
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    Sticky: How did I miss this? Atlas doing an SD9 in BN.

    How did I miss this? Atlas doing an SD9 in BN.
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    Sticky: Dick, what did you use to make the GP39-2?

    Dick, what did you use to make the GP39-2?
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    Sticky: Not quite, trains are longer and heavier than...

    Not quite, trains are longer and heavier than they were back in the 50s/60s. So just because horsepower is higher, doesn't mean less locomotives. Just the other day I saw a BNSF train with 3...
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    Sticky: Not so much as the units when out of style, but...

    Not so much as the units when out of style, but the railroads didn't find the units as versatile as a cabbed unit. If I need two units for a train, sure an AB set will work, but what happens when...
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    Sticky: The SOO was a former BN unit, that BN sold. As...

    The SOO was a former BN unit, that BN sold.

    As for the BN SD40-2Bs, of the three, all were different. Currently I have all the parts to kitbash a Kato SD40-2 into BN 7502. Just need some time,...
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    Sticky: Oh it is...when is too much detail too much, or...

    Oh it is...when is too much detail too much, or not enough not enough...honestly I wouldn't have noticed the walkway light unless someone else on another forum mentioned it to me.
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    Sticky: For a few I am doing, I grafted Atlas GP35 nose...

    For a few I am doing, I grafted Atlas GP35 nose sections to the Kato shell. Used the GP35 being its the wider hood that matches the Kato, unlike the Atlas GP40/40-2. Its got a walkway light in the...
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    Sticky: Hmm, does anyone know if UP 3593 ever used in...

    Hmm, does anyone know if UP 3593 ever used in pool power? Kinda want to get one, be a good match to BN 1991. And maybe the Conrail SD50, if I can find one.
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    Sticky: Karl, where did you get the air filter for 407?

    Karl, where did you get the air filter for 407?
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    Sticky: It might not, but many railroads would rebuild...

    It might not, but many railroads would rebuild locos involved in collisions without a cab as it was cheaper if the cabs were damaged.
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    Sticky: My custom SDP40 1976, kitbashed from a Kato SD40....

    My custom SDP40 1976, kitbashed from a Kato SD40.

    http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/Ikey3125/FC5FDA89-E7FB-48C5-A406-38B650D49248-15893-00001296DCECB028_zps0f1cb273.jpg

    And SD40-2 1876,...
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    Sticky: That's a dash 9, not an 8.

    That's a dash 9, not an 8.
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    Sticky: Looks to be the shapeways kit. Notice how the...

    Looks to be the shapeways kit. Notice how the surface isn't smooth and a bit rough.
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    Sticky: I don't think there are enough young members here...

    I don't think there are enough young members here yet that haven't had a landline phone in their homes yet. Or atleast I'd hope to not be that old yet.
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    Sticky: Ken, this is an Atlas, not Atlas/Kato. The...

    Ken, this is an Atlas, not Atlas/Kato.

    The Atlas/Kato units were the ones that had truck mounted couplers, and used an RS-3 mechanism, so all the dimensions of it are off.
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    Sticky: GE doesn't make the SW1200, EMD does, or I should...

    GE doesn't make the SW1200, EMD does, or I should write, did.
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    Sticky: I don't think this is it. The heavy weights...

    I don't think this is it.

    The heavy weights more than the light mountain unit. It has nothing to do with the model and its materials. The heavy has a larger boiler than the light, and they have...
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    Sticky: Must be a rich city...I mean Lamboghini's are not...

    Must be a rich city...I mean Lamboghini's are not known for how reliable they are.
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    Sticky: Ok, when you said received it, it sounds as if...

    Ok, when you said received it, it sounds as if you got it in the mail.
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    Sticky: Is this the one you were doing, or did you buy...

    Is this the one you were doing, or did you buy this one?

    Only thing I noticed are the ditchlights are too close together. And the holes seem a bit large.
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